February 28, 2014

Alpine Shawl -free crochet pattern-


Shawls make great fashion statements.  They are so versatile.  This beauty caught my eye straight away.  It's SO pretty! 

Designed by: Cristina Mershon

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:  Cascade Yarns - Ultra Pima Cotton, 4 skeins of 100gr in color #3740; Hook size F/5 (3.75 mm)


(scroll down their page to find it, pattern #15)


February 26, 2014

Ruffled Sparks Clutch -free crochet pattern-


Ruffled Sparks Clutch

I love finding cool patterns using sashay or ruffle yarns... because I am so sick of ruffle scarves!  I adore this bag, how the two types of yarns were used, I really need to try this!  

Designed By: Andee Graves

Skill Level: Intermediate

Supplies:  RED HEART® Soft®: 1 ball 9440 Lt Grey Heather A; RED HEART® Boutique Sashay®: 1 ball 1936 WaltzB; Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5mm [H-8 US]; 1 7⁄8” (23mm) button for closure (Sample used JHB #90368: Rippled Circles), stitch markers, yarn needle

Size: Clutch measures 9” (23cm) wide x 7” (18cm) long x 1” (2.5cm) deep


February 24, 2014

Gingham Scarf -free crochet pattern-

For my sister

If you have plenty of spare time, give this lovely scarf a try!  Two colors are used, using 2 threads at once, to give this gingham look!  The designer has a great idea here.  Then she added a scalloped edge to the ends of the scarf.  I love it!

Designed By:  Esther Chandler

Skill Level:  Easy - Intermediate

Materials:  380m of coloured yarn; 310 m white yarn, both for hook size approx. 3.5mm; 5mm size hook (for using both strands together)


February 21, 2014

Oceanside Dolman-Sleeve Top -free crochet pattern-

Front of the Oceanside Dolman-Sleeve Top

This light weight crochet top is a beauty!  This is a great example of how crochet clothing can look super stylish, and even better, you can make it your own.  The concept of this top is so simple.

Designed By:  Flexible Fashions

Skill Level:  Beginner/Intermediate

Size:  This pattern can be made to fit any size(s). (Instructions include guidelines for taking measurements which are used in the place of conventional sizing guidelines, allowing for the item to be customized for the intended body shape or size.)

Materials:  #10 Cotton Thread; Steel Crochet Hook; Measuring Tape; Scissors; 2 Stitch Markers or Safety Pins; Large Needle For Crochet Thread


February 18, 2014

Cat Nest -free crochet pattern-


Today I found a cute crochet pattern for the cat lovers out there!  I am guilty of being one of those people, I think I have to try this for my little black kitty.  This pattern is in Finnish, but the English pattern is written out at the bottom of the page.  This would most likely work for a small dog as well.

Designed By:  Eilen Tein

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:  carpet yarn / weft or thick t-shirt yarn, little bit over 1kg (about 2.5 lb); 8mm hook (the hook Should Be one number too small to make the basket as tight as possible); and a cat or two

February 17, 2014

Hippo Beanie -free crochet pattern-


Kids' hats are so fun!  Check out this pretty little hippo!  The designer has written out this pattern perfectly and has written out an infant version as well.

Designed By:  Erin/The Crafty Flutist

Skill Level:  Easy

Size: Toddler/Preschooler

Materials:  H Hook; Worsted weight yarn in your choice of color for the main body of hat, inner ears, nostrils, and bow; Worsted weight yarn in white and black; Stitch marker; Tapestry needle


February 15, 2014

October Nights Headband -free crochet pattern-


I find so many crochet headband patterns are similar, but today I found this cute and stylish design.  Check out the pattern, there are more photos on the several ways to wear this!

Designed By:  Julie/Gleeful Things

Skill Level:  Beginner

Size: Any!

Materials:  Any yarn (yardage will vary depending on size of yarn); A hook size that allows you to crochet somewhat loosely with your chosen yarn; Yarn needle for finishing


February 14, 2014

Flower Power Shawl -free crochet pattern-


All I can say right now is WOW!  This crochet shawl pattern is not only beautiful, it's amazing!  I love the 3-dimensional flowers, the colors, the lacy appeal, I love it all!  This is not a beginner's pattern, but the designer includes a full photo tutorial, so if you have the basic stitches down, here's a great chance to advance your skill level! (This is a Ravelry download)

Designed By:  Ekin Deniz

Skill Level:  Intermediate/Advanced

Materials:  Yarn -Alize Angora Gold Batik Design (21 x 28 =10 cm.); Needles : 2.0 mm hook

Crochet techniques used:
1. Triple crochet (wrapping yarn around hook four times, finish on 5th)
2. Chain
3. Solomon’s knot (lover’s knot)
4. Elongated loop


February 12, 2014

Lil Pants -free crochet pattern-


I was approached last fall about making baby pants for a shower gift.  I never did get to work on this project as there was not enough time until it had to be ready, however, during my research I came across these adorable little pants!  So cute!

Designed By:  Mama That Makes Blog

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:  DK weight yarn (8ply for AUS/UK) in main and contrasting colours; 5.5mm hook; 3.5mm hook for tie

Size:  0-3 months


February 10, 2014

Heart Mug Cozy Free Crochet Pattern

How to Crochet a Heart Mug Cozy Pattern Tutorial from Sew Creative 5
This is a great (and quick) idea for showing someone you care this Valentine's Day! Not only great for Valentine's Day, but also every other day in between!

Designed By: Sew Creative Blog

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:   Cotton Medium Weight Yarn in 2 Contrasting Colors; Size H Crochet Hook; Seamstress measuring tape


February 7, 2014

Valentine Hat Free Crochet Pattern


Here's a lovely pattern for a quick and simple Valentine inspired hat!  

Designed By:  Sarah/ Repeat Crafter Me

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: Super Bulky Yarn like Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick;  Size J (6.00mm) Crochet Hook; Large tapestry needle; Favorite Findings Wooden Heart Button

Sizes:  0-3 months up to Adult


February 4, 2014

Adriana Top Free Crochet Pattern

Adriana Top Free Crochet Pattern

This is such a simple idea for such a beautiful crochet top!  I can't wait to get started on this!

Designed by: Irene Strange

Skill level: Intermediate

Sizes: Women’s Extra-Small, (Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large, 2X)

Finished measurements: 
Bust: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)”

Materials: U.S. size I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook, or size required for gauge; Worsted weight yarn size 4




February 2, 2014

Cosy Slippers Free Crochet Pattern

Slippers-crochet

A special Valentine`s Day treat for your feet!  You can also make these without the heart, I wrote a pattern almost identical to this last fall!  A simple pattern and fun to make, color and texture can also make these look dramatically different!

Designed By:  Knot Your Nana`s Crochet

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:  8 ply/dk yarn. I used Moda Vera Marvel in white, grey and pink; 5.0 mm crochet hook; Tape measure; Scissors; Yarn needle; Safety pins; Stitch markers or scrap yarn


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